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Kantha: The Embroidered Quilts of Bengal from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz and the Stella Kramrisch Collections

Philadelphia Museum of Art

26th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA 19130
  • Saturday December 12th 2009 at 12:00am to Sunday July 25th 2010 at 12:00am

Embroidered with motifs drawn from the rich culture of Bengal, the northeast region of the Indian Subcontinent, kanthas served as gifts lovingly stitched for weddings, births, and various celebrations. This exhibition presents some 40 examples of this vibrant domestic art created between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries.

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